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  1. Point taken. I knew as I wrote what I wrote that...

    Point taken. I knew as I wrote what I wrote that I was probably wrong. Living here with the mess going on it's hard to remember or understand that other countries still look up to us.
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    For the most part this is true, but why can't I...

    For the most part this is true, but why can't I get Google to stop loading sites as plain text. I've tried every solution that the internet suggests. The problem goes away when I reboot, then...
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    There was a Golden Age of household appliances. ...

    There was a Golden Age of household appliances. Now we're in the Dark Ages. Maybe time for the economists to stop referring to them as "durable goods".
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    My kid spent a lot of time skiing Charleston last...

    My kid spent a lot of time skiing Charleston last winter although I don't think he would be doing big multiple drop lines--not by himself. I think he ran into a total of one person there. Was last...
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    I like the respect I get when I plonk down my...

    I like the respect I get when I plonk down my Wells Fargo visa card in France--and salespeople go nuts over the picture of the stagecoach. You know how the PBS crowd goes nuts over everything English...
  6. I don't give a fuck how history will see it. I'll...

    I don't give a fuck how history will see it. I'll be dead. I give a fuck about what's happening to my country now and what, if anything, can be done to stop it.
    And I certainly don't care how the...
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    Agree--I hate instruction videos for the most...

    Agree--I hate instruction videos for the most part. The ones companies produce are sometimes OK--the one about how to lubricate a Saw Stop table saw is excellent. Amateur videos are uniformly...
  8. A lot of people are arguing about format. ...

    A lot of people are arguing about format. Because they have nothing else to argue about. Except for the two poll workers and perhaps the Capitol Policewoman and filmmaker the witnesses have all...
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    If you're moving it boxed you can rent a pallet...

    If you're moving it boxed you can rent a pallet jack to move it on and off the truck. If it is boxed somet hing like that may well be attached to a pallet.
    I assume you're too far from the store...
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    In reference to the thread title, CR still likes...

    In reference to the thread title, CR still likes Bosch. It looks like their review dates back to Jan 2022. (They don't test Asko btw.)
  11. The point of the hearings, like all public...

    The point of the hearings, like all public hearings, is to inform the public. As such they are designed to convey information understandably, not to present a legal case. (Notice how much of...
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    It was a rhetorical question. We've had good...

    It was a rhetorical question.

    We've had good luck with 2 Asko dishwashers. Both around 20 years old. One of them doesn't shut down when you open the door while it's running but other than that...
  13. The election case SCOTUS is hearing next year has...

    The election case SCOTUS is hearing next year has the potential to make everything that Trump et al tried to do legal. The Constitution says that state legislatures determine "the time, place and...
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    I'm really annoyed that the contestants have to...

    I'm really annoyed that the contestants have to answer in the form of a question but Mayim doesn't. My recollection is that Alex did and Ken does. Am I wrong?
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    What's rinse aid.

    What's rinse aid.
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    This is why I don't zip up my fly. When I was...

    This is why I don't zip up my fly.

    When I was a resident the psych ward called me to see a schizophrenic patient they had just admitted with a rubber band wrapped very tightly around his penis,...
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    Easy to buy from street vendors. And if you wear...

    Easy to buy from street vendors. And if you wear one people speak to you in Dutch.
    It's been a few years but the figure I remember is 3 million people in Amsterdam that day, in a city of about...
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    Good suggestion on the photo. Some of my favorite...

    Good suggestion on the photo. Some of my favorite possessions are pictures of my kids, especially pictures of them doing things on trips they did with me.
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    oldest in age or longest in tenure--I assume you...

    oldest in age or longest in tenure--I assume you mean the latter.
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    How can you say that about Koningsdag--a more...

    How can you say that about Koningsdag--a more civilized somewhat more sober and no less fun than a combination of Mardi Gras and the 4th of July. You gotta love a country where the tell people to...
  21. The way Trump hoped it would play out is that the...

    The way Trump hoped it would play out is that the certification would have been stopped, Pence would have reversed himself declared that there was too much doubt in the 5 close states and would have...
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    A timing belt tensioner in an apartment sounds...

    A timing belt tensioner in an apartment sounds more suspicious to me than a bomb. Like, where's the rest of the car.? Where are the people that were in the car? Get the dogs and start digging up...
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    Yep. We stayed 11. It wasn't too long. Lots of...

    Yep. We stayed 11. It wasn't too long. Lots of day trips by train. If you can be there on April 27 for King's Day you will not regret it--it's a fabulous party. (You wouldn't want to be there on...
  24. If we want to argue semantics I think coup is a...

    If we want to argue semantics I think coup is a more appropriate word. An insurrection connotes a violent effort by a significant force--like what happened in Iraq after Saddam was kicked out. A...
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    I swear my dog can find them in the house. ...

    I swear my dog can find them in the house.



    Just remind him about the Marquis de Lafayette--if it weren't for that Frenchman we'd be using the metric system, spelling it "colour" and have an...
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    BXPnD368f-0 If you get a chance to see Paul...

    BXPnD368f-0

    If you get a chance to see Paul Thorn do it. And don't worry, it's not christian rock. (And there aren't a lot of outlaw country rock musicians who've gone 6 rounds with Roberto...
  27. I don't know about that, but I did have a...

    I don't know about that, but I did have a kindergarten teacher who taught us to say the pledge of allegiance without the words "under god". I don't remember exactly what she said but she did tell us...
  28. One thing the hearings have pointed out to me is...

    One thing the hearings have pointed out to me is that are still some honorable, admirable people in the Republican Party. "Very fine people on both sides".
    Also, the extent to which our democracy...
  29. Morans, you moran.

    Morans, you moran.
  30. Is Northeast Kingdom anything like the State of...

    Is Northeast Kingdom anything like the State of Jefferson?
  31. Look for Cassidy Hutchinson working in an Omaha...

    Look for Cassidy Hutchinson working in an Omaha Cinnabon with a name tag that says Jennifer.
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    72 in a month--but no respect due. The only...

    72 in a month--but no respect due. The only skill required to get old is staying alive--although I've had 4 very close calls.
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    I'm 71. All I want from my kids is time with...

    I'm 71. All I want from my kids is time with them--in person or on the phone. Alternatively, give him something you want to inherit.
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    I agree with Buzzworthy. ER. Where do you live?...

    I agree with Buzzworthy. ER. Where do you live? What kind of insurance to you have and is it employer provided or self purchased?
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    I have to say that skiing a 200 ft manmade hill...

    I have to say that skiing a 200 ft manmade hill in jeans, leather lace up boots, wooden skis, cable bindings--with my friends in HS , (especially with Sharon Schmidt), meeting girls from other HS's...
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    Why would anyone prefer a round bowl?

    Why would anyone prefer a round bowl?
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    I'd personally take the old codeine. But I...

    I'd personally take the old codeine. But I wouldn't advise my patients to take it.
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    I'm relieved. Thought maybe you had multiple...

    I'm relieved. Thought maybe you had multiple personalities. One that says fuck you, the other that says fuck you at the first one.. One that starts threads, another that deletes them. : -- )
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    I never skied in knickers and knee socks. I did...

    I never skied in knickers and knee socks. I did climb in them. See avatar. I started out in jeans. Doesn't everybody?
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    You've got a pulse ox dipping down to 89 and they...

    You've got a pulse ox dipping down to 89 and they didn't do a chest XR? Not good.
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    Mikey--did you just tell yourself "fuck you" or...

    Mikey--did you just tell yourself "fuck you" or did someone delete a post between your two posts?
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    So SCOTUS will let LEO abuse BIPOC. That's FUBAR.

    So SCOTUS will let LEO abuse BIPOC. That's FUBAR.
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    I like the idea. Could call it the Chara. I...

    I like the idea. Could call it the Chara. I don't think good D is boring. I think of the Ginger Rogers/Fred Astaire remark. A defenseman does everything a forward does--backwards. Having tried to...
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    This thread is guilty of West Coast...

    This thread is guilty of West Coast geochronocentricity.
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    We're lucky--our otherwise super shitty cable...

    We're lucky--our otherwise super shitty cable company does put Jeopardy on the schedule no matter what time it gets bumped to. OTOH I've been spending a lot of time making sure I get the Jan 6...
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    The problem was the shit ice in Amalie...

    The problem was the shit ice in Amalie Arena--that's why the guy fell.
    And why is Boris Johnson handling the Stanley Cup?

    Makar is a great player but I would have given the Conn Smythe to...
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    I'm not much for banning but BH's post is way,...

    I'm not much for banning but BH's post is way, way over the line. He needs to be permanently banned.
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    That's not what the article says--as I read it a...

    That's not what the article says--as I read it a couple of SWAT officers were called to the location of the inquest. Still not cool--obvious intimidation but not the same as SWATing the house.
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    Good recommendation. That's about as old school...

    Good recommendation. That's about as old school as it gets.
    For gardening, working in my shop, quick outside tasks, etc I keep a pair of crocs by the door. Fuzzy lining and no holes for the winter,...
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    Especially the first six, plus dry cough. The...

    Especially the first six, plus dry cough. The fever is usually high--over 101 and usually 102+. And another symptoms is being bothered by light.
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